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About the Filmmakers

Eli Adler

Filmmaker, Eli Adler, with his father Jack at the infamous Auschwitz gate.

Eli Adler is a professional cinematographer/director with more than thirty years experience. He has won numerous awards, including the CINE Golden Eagle and two National Emmys, for his work. He is the co-Producer/Director of the highly acclaimed documentary, Surviving Skokie. As a child of a Holocaust survivor, he has filmed several Holocaust-related films, including Hope Out of the Ashes (1985), a short narrated by Liv Ulmann about the San Francisco Holocaust Memorial sculpted by George Segal, Loosening The Grip (1999), filmed in Berlin and Auschwitz, and One Day In Auschwitz  (2015), produced by The Shoah Foundation to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. He was also a prolific contributor to the Shoah Foundation Interview Program (in the San Francisco Bay Area.)

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John Pollick is a lawyer in Illinois. He has written extensively about his maternal grandparents, immigrants from what is now Ukraine, and his father, a rifleman in the 28th Infantry Division wounded in action near Colmar, France. In 2015, he and his daughter attended, through Protecting Memory, the dedication of a memorial in his grandmother's hometown. In 2019, after finding that Americans were not properly educated about the millions of shooting victims, he returned to Ukraine to make this film.

John Pollick
Executive Producer

Theron Yeager

With a background in script writing, Theron Yeager is an experienced content and picture editor of numerous documentaries and corporate projects.


Amy Lim
Associate Producer

Amy Lim is a producer and marketer with experience in video, film, and social media content. She has been the Associate Producer on numerous documentary projects, including Saving Species Together and Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future, both of which aired on PBS, and Gold Mountain: Chinese Californian Stories for The California Museum. She is passionate about exploring social and cultural issues through film and uplifting marginalized voices. Amy holds a B.A. in Film and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley.

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